Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Ray of Sunshine - FMS134

Once I saw the Sketch presented over at Freshly Made Sketches I knew what I was going to make. This card is very appropriate because it's been raining the past few days and I needed some "Sunshine" in my life!  :)    It reminds me of a Sunset at the beach.  I had stamped some dots from the Gorgeous Grunge set in the Island Indigo cardstock, but didn't love it.   I had done this after I had adhered everything together(I know, rookie mistake right?) so I added some Dazzling Details.  Like I always tell my Stamping Ladies, it's not a mistake, but an Embellishment Opportunity!!!  The Dazzling Details really made it more of a "water" effect and I LOVE IT!!   

Wouldn't you like to receive this card in the mail when you needed a little support or just feeling blue?   I know I would! 

I hope you enjoy my project and that it brings some Sunshine into your life. 

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Wetlands and Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Bitty Banner Punch, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Dazzling Details

Friday, April 25, 2014

Twist Fold Fun Card

I just love searching You Tube for Fun Fold Techniques -- found the twist fun fold and had to try it out!   You can view the video by DOstamping here. or view the video below.  

The card does fit in an A2 (Medium) Envelope and is perfect for holding a gift card or just as a "stand alone" card.   

My Monthly Club is going to be making this card -- I really hope they like it!   

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Chalk Talk, Perfect Pennants, Remembering Your Birthday
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  Stampin Trimmer, Bone Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Deco Label Framelits

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Happy Birthday -- 3 fold fun card

Here is a new fun fold card  I saw on You Tube.   With the Retirement Lists (Stamps and Accessories) posted, I knew I had to use this Designer Series Paper and Stamps before they were gone, gone, gone.   
This is one of the project for my upcoming classes . . .  You may not be able to tell, but this card (folded) is a standard A2 card, so fits in the Medium Envelopes. 
I'm sure my Stamping Ladies will enjoy it and have so many other ideas to share using this fold technique!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake, Blue Ribbon, Remembering Your Birthday
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla
Paper:  Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green
Accessories:  Cupcake Builder Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallops Textured Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retiring Stamps & Accessories. . . .

Going, going, going, gone soon. . . . . .

Published today are the Retiring Stamps and Accessories from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. 

Do not wait to order those items on your wish list; ALL retiring products (including stamps) are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!  

Stampin Up! is giving you all a nice gift too. . . . . FREE SHIPPING (excludes expedited shipping) on all orders placed April 21-25th.    That is a 10% SAVINGS!!!!   WAHOO -- THANK YOU SU!!!

Shop 24-7 on my website.   Don't forget to check out the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stampin Up! Partners Up with. . . .


Stampin Up! just announced a partnership with Becky Higgins and her Project Life products!!  

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We've partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products. 

Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.
Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too!

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wonderful Mother Fence Card

I have seen so many wonderful "Fence" cards on Pinterest and decided to make my own version for my April Classes.    This is a Beautiful Spring card that could be for any occasion -- Thank You, Thinking of You, Mother's Day, Birthday Day, etc.     What you would make your card?   

Inside of the card 
Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, My Mother
Cardstock:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasbi, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Paper:   Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Pacific Point, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Candy Dots (Regal, Subtles), Petite Petals Punch, Word Bubble Framelit, Petite Butterfly Punch, Triangle Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Rhinestones, Fringe Scissors, Dimensionals, and Sponge Daubers.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Simply Sketched Watercolor - FMS131

Trying my hand at another Sketch Challenge presented at Freshly Made Sketches.    Love the Simplicity of the sketch -- so many possibilities with different Designer Series Papers, Embossing Folders, Stamps, Ribbon, etc.    What would you create with this sketch??  

Hope you enjoy my "take" on the sketch!!  

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  Simply Sketched (Hostess Set)
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Paper:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark
Accessories:  Delicate Details Lace Tape, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Monday, April 7, 2014

My Mother - FMS130

Trying to get a last minute submission done for the sketch presented at Freshly Made Sketches.    

The Watercolor Wonder DSP is by far my favorite Designer Series Paper in the Occasional Catalog -- It's not only the patterns, but the colors too.   They are so bright and beautiful; I can't stop using it!!  LOL.  

This is a simple Mother's Day card for the sketch challenge.   Not a lot to it, but I think it turned out nicely!    I didn't have the Tangerine Tango ribbon I needed, so I decided to make my own by using the Stampin Spritzer , rubbing alcohol (70%), and Tangerine Tango reinker.  I than sprayed the mixture onto the White Organza Ribbon.   

I hope you like my project!

Stampin Up! Products:
Stamps:  My Mother, Flower Shop
Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Paper:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Large Rhinestones, White Organza Ribbon, Stampin Spritzer, Tangerine Re-inker, Dimensionals